race n

Fr. < It. razza.

  1. Species; breed; stock; family; lineage; group of similar beings.

race [-s] n

ON rás, running, race, rush of water.

  1. Pursuit; chase; swift movement; act of rushing; running contest; competition of speed; fast forward motion.
  2. Course; journey; progression; steady movement toward a goal; [fig.] life; continued course of existence after death.